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“If you want a job, you got to lie”- Taika Waititi Confesses He Became a Yes Man, Lied to Marvel Studios to Bag Thor: Ragnarok Directing Gig

Taika Waititi Thor

Taika Waititi is the main mind responsible for the major shift in Thor’s character that catapulted the character’s fanbase in no time. Thor: Ragnarok completely changed people’s perception of the character and his movies. According to reports, the director got the MCU project by playing some tricks. He lied and even said “Yes” to a few things that he knew, he couldn’t do.

Taika Waititi
Director Taika Waititi

Although Taika Waititi’s latest Thor: Love and Thunder couldn’t meet a similar fate as the previous movie, still his contribution to Thor can’t go unappreciated. Who would have imagined that even a man like him played tricks to land his hands on the project?

Taika Waititi’s method of getting a job

Taika Waititi talks about the possibility of Thor 5
Chris Hemsworth and Taika Waititi

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Thor: Ragnarok presented Thor in a completely different way from what we had seen in his earlier appearances. The Jojo Rabbit director took a very different take on the character and added more humor to the story. The fans loved the makeover and the movie turned out to be a blockbuster.

On one of his visits to The Late Late Show with James Corden, the director spilled some beans and confessed that the way he got the job was not completely pure. According to Waititi, one cannot get a job if they don’t lie and he also did that with Marvel Studios.

“Say yes to everything. ‘Absolutely, I can do that. I won’t let you down.'” He added, “It’s like getting any job. If you want a job, you’ve got to lie. You’ve got to fake it.”

But looks like Karma hit back hard at Taika Waititi as he failed to create the same magic on the screens with Thor: Love and Thunder and it ended up being massively criticized. A weak storyline with excessive use of humor and waste of actors such as Christian Bale disappointed a wide section of fans.

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Future of Taika Waititi in the MCU

Naked Thor scene was pushed by Taika Waititi too
Thor: Love and Thunder couldn’t impress the fans

The ending of Thor: Love and Thunder showed that Brett Goldstein’s Hercules is searching for the Chris Hemsworth character for revenge after Thor defeated Zeus and fled the Omnipotence City.

Also Read: Taika Waititi Reportedly Not Returning For Thor 5 After Thor: Love and Thunder’s Abysmal Critical Reception That Nearly Destroyed the God of Thunder

After the disappointing results of the fourth moviethere have been many questions related to the return of Taika Waititi to the director’s chair. Even the jam-packed schedule of Phases 5 and 6 also raises questions over Thor’s return so soon to the MCU. So, it is guaranteed that it will be a long wait till we get to know any official update about Thor as well as Taika Waititi’s return.

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Source: The Late Late Show with James Corden

Written by Subham Mandal

Subham Mandal is currently working as a writer for FandomWire with an ardent interest in the world of pop culture. He’s currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in English based in Kolkata. He’s an experienced student journalist having demonstrated work experience with the Times of India. He aspires to be a column writer in the future.